Beginning this summer, we are bringing together firearms organizations and gun violence prevention advocates in Franklin County, PA; Adams County, PA; and Washington, DC to take joint action that improves gun safety and prevents violence. Participants will include civically minded residents associated with firearms organizations or violence prevention organizations.
Key program activities:
Sept. 7, 2019: Influence skills workshop in Waynesboro, PA
Sept. 28, 2019, Project design workshop in Washington, D.C.
Sept. 2019 - August 2020 in Franklin County; Adams County; and DC: Implementing a project to achieve key gun safety and violence prevention goals identified by participants. Projects may include efforts to gun-related deaths from suicides, domestic violence, and intra-community conflict.
Franklin County, PA
Population density: 168 people per square mile
89% white, 5% Hispanic, 4% black
Median property value: $174,000
President Trump won 71% of the vote in '16.
Includes Waynesboro, a borough of 10,568 people, and home to "Super Decathlon" event in Aug '18
Adams County, PA
Population density: 197 people per square mile
89% white, 7% Hispanic, 2% black
Median age: 43
President Trump won 66% of the vote in '16 in Adams County.
Population density: 11,535 people per square mile
48% black, 40% white
Median property value: $576,000
President Trump won 4% of the vote in '16.
Home to the first UR Action office (and White House and Congress)
Franklin County / D.C. Super Decathlon: Waynesboro, PA on Aug 11, 2018